national park service
[10/11/19] Reintroducing Grizzlies
Grizzlies once roamed the North Cascades. Now a federal plan is looking to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades once again but those living in the region or who recreate in the area are voicing opposition. Marcus Bellissimo reports.
[10/7/19] Grizzly Meeting in Okanogan Tonight
Government agencies continue to solicit public comments tonight at a public meeting in Okanogan. The US Department of Fish & Wildlife and National Park Service introduced the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Grizzly Bear Restoration and are accepting public comment through October 24th. Previous meetings with Chelan County Commissioners have provided a near unanimous […]
[9/16/19] Goat Relocation Completed for 2019
The National Park Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and US Forest Service partnered to re-establish and assist in connecting depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades while also removing non-native goats from the Olympic Mountains. This year’s operations have wrapped-up. Deborah Kelly with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest says 101 mountain goats […]
[8/19/19] Fire that Burned 45,000 Acres in Mop Up
Crews are starting mop-up on the Williams Flats Fire near the Colville Reservation and Lake Roosevelt, the largest wildfire currently burning in the state. It’s now 85 percent contained at nearly 45,000 acres. Fire managers said firefighters are holding containment lines, watching for unburned pockets in the fire perimeter. About 500 personnel are working the […]
[6/28/19] Goat Translocation
On July 8th a coalition of state and federal agencies will begin translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in all three areas. This effort is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Forest Service to […]
[6/7/19] Climbers Rescued
A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier yesterday after they had been stranded on the peak since Monday. The National Park Service said they were suffering from exposure and being transported to local hospitals. Rescuers took advantage yesterday morning of a break in bad weather that had stymied earlier attempts […]
Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.